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Sears Sees Cash Dwindle as Losses Grow

Sears Holdings, parent to Kmart and Sears, posted a wider third-quarter loss and said cash balance was lower than a year ago.

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Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 7hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 15hNyima Pratten

A Neighborhood Gem: Jewelry Retail Booms on Madison Avenue

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Overview

While Manhattan has long been known for its powerful but gritty Diamond District, a flurry of retail openings is due to turn 10 blocks of Madison Avenue into the center of high-end jewelry.

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Several jewelry boutiques are slated to open on Madison Avenue.

Fashion Features

A Neighborhood Gem: Jewelry Retail Booms on Madison Avenue

While Manhattan has long been known for its powerful but gritty Diamond District, a flurry of retail openings is due to turn 10 blocks of Madison Avenue into the center of high-end jewelry.

clock August 20, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld to Do Accessories Line

Not everyone can afford Chanel accessories, but now Karl Lagerfeld is offering a less-expensive alternative.

clock August 20, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

China Recalls a Warning Signal to Fashion

Mattel just gave the fashion industry a wake-up call. The toy company’s massive recall of unsafe products made in China is a warning flare for apparel brands that source from outside factories.

clock August 20, 2007Evan Clark

Retail

Specialty Retailers See High Exec Turnover

Women’s apparel retailers can’t hold onto their executives, which could hamper ongoing turnaround efforts as the sector grapples with sagging sales.

clock August 20, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Loro Piana Appointment…

Stefania Amfitheatrof has joined Loro Piana as U.S. press office manager. She reports to Pier Luigi Guerci, president of Loro Piana USA.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Perry Ellis Internation Inc. reports second quarter sales and earnings.

clock August 20, 2007WWD Staff

Image from the Tom Ford for Men fragrance ad campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Tom Totally Nude – Again

What Tom Ford did five years ago for full-frontal male nudity in his ads for the M7 fragrance for Yves Saint Laurent, he’s about to do for the opposite sex in the ones for Tom Ford for Men.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Paltrow Promotes ‘Pleasures’ Scent

It seems there’s a side to Gwyneth Paltrow that’s not widely known.

clock August 20, 2007Beth Wilson

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their daughter, Violet.

People

To Market

Hollywood at late-night hot spots like Hyde and Les Deux. But when in search of a slightly more elusive group of celebrities in broad daylight, the stalkerazzi hightail it to the Brentwood farmers’ market, the favorite spot for locally grown produce.

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People

Work In Progress

Nicola Maramotti, the first lady of the MaxMara clothing empire, has plopped down on a bench in exhaustion at The Hammer Museum here.

clock August 20, 2007Derek Blasberg

Cosabella draws a full house.

Fashion Features

Two Shows Set to Sizzle in Desert: Lingerie Americas

The heat is on, with two trade fairs – Lingerie Americas Las Vegas and CurveNV – expected to generate the lingerie action at the Venetian Resort Hotel next week in Las Vegas.

clock August 20, 2007Karyn Monget

The Sassybax stand generated interest at the CurveNV show in February.

Fashion Features

Two Shows Set to Sizzle in Desert: Curvenv

The CurveNV trade fair will be making its second appearance in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort Hotel with a record 183 lingerie and swimwear brands.

clock August 20, 2007Karyn Monget

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Fashion Features

New York & Co. Inks Menounos For Holiday Ads

Considering Maria Menounos probably never has a bad hair day (Pantene just renewed her contract through 2009), she certainly wears a lot of hats.

clock August 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

Retail

A4 Hits Launch Button With Kristiina by A4, A4 Express

After launching its namesake active line two months ago, Los Angeles-based manufacturer A4 is expanding again.

clock August 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

A black-and-gold halter represents Venus' glitzy side.

Fashion Features

Venus Brings Sophistication to Sexy

Venus, a multichannel apparel and swimwear company, filled its catalogues and Web site with images of amply endowed models striking provocative poses in styles that brought to mind Frederick’s of Hollywood. It was a look that appealed to a certain…

clock August 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

A promotional piece for "the Countdown."

Fashion Features

Refinery29 Peeks Behind Fashion Week Curtain

Refinery29, a Web site devoted to independent designers and retailers, on Wednesday will launch “The Countdown”.

clock August 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

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Fashion Features

China’s New Taste for Diamonds

In a country that can’t seem to change fast enough, old wedding and wealth traditions are being swept away by a growing national passion for diamonds.

clock August 20, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Laura Linney in Donna Karen.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Guilt Trip… Sixteen Candles… Calvin Klein Double-Time…

In “The Nanny Diaries,” Laura Linney plays a very fashionably attired woman around 40 whose small son spends virtually all his time with the nanny.

clock August 20, 2007WWD Staff

The first Fashion camp NYC instructed students on how to succeed in the industry.

Fashion Features

Teens Get Inside Scoop at Fashion Camp

Aspiring designers gathered in New York City last week to learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry from seasoned professionals.

clock August 20, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Legal Briefs

Surf Angel Clothing Company’s Terry Kraszewski filed a lawsuit against Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and Bloomingdale’s for alleged trademark infringement.

clock August 20, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Retail Index Jumps 2.4% on Fed Action

Stocks closed higher Friday after the Federal Reserve cut its discount rate half of a percentage point after weeks of market volatility due to credit market uncertainties on cost-of-borrowing increases.

clock August 20, 2007Erica Owen

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

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